TikTok opens its data to more researchers as part of its transparency initiative

TikTok announced sharing public data on content and accounts on its platform with academic researchers from the US. The company said it accepts applications to use its research API from researchers working with US nonprofit academic institutions. TikTok perviously announced its research API, but it was initially open only to a group of experts on the app’s Content and Safety Advisory Councils. TikTok said that the data would eventually become available to researchers globally.